The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


December 28, 2012

Events | Happy new year



Smooth grooves

Smooth Sound will provide musical entertainment during a fundraiser for Flood City Youth Fitness Academy from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Masonic Temple, 130 Valley Pike, Johnstown.

The event is a tribute to the Motown Sound, and the Hat Ladies will attend.

There will be music, food and a bar.  

Tickets are $20.

Information: 539-0164 or 322-7709.

All aboard

The Christmastown Railroad will be on display through Tuesday in the community room of Arbutus Park Manor, 207 Ot-tawa Street in Richland Township.

The model train exhibit was assembled by enthusiasts Ron Reinbold and Win Garland.

The railroad can be viewed from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday and Tuesday.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Information: 262-2156.

Book bargains

Friends of the Cambria County Library’s Inclined To Read Bookstore will highlight a large selection of hardback fiction for January at the library, 248 Main St. in downtown Johnstown.

Hardback fiction books are $1 each or 6 for $5, and paperbacks are 25 cents each or 5 for $1.  

The store always has a selection of nonfiction, including biographies, history and war, cookbooks, gardening, health and well-being, and religion.

There also are audio books, CDs, DVDs and children’s books.

 Beginning with the new year, bookstore hours will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.  

Information: 536-5131.

Musical night

John Bagnato and Tim Wetmiller will perform in concert at 7 tonight at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Bagnato is working on his doctorate at Pitt, where he teaches jazz studies.

He has become immersed in the music and language of Brazil and submitted the winning entry to USA Today for the song that personified the Spirit of the People after Hurricane Katrina.  

Wetmiller moved from Johns-town to Seattle and currently is a star on the Seattle music scene.  

He plays the fiddle, and his Hot Club Sandwich group rocks the charts with its gypsy jazz renditions.  

Admission is $10.

Information: 536-5399.

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What is the biggest key to reducing gun violence in Johnstown?

Tackling the area's drug problem.
Controlling folks moving into city housing.
Monitoring folks in treatment centers and halfway houses.
Tougher sentencing by the court system.
More police on the streets.

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